Killin It!

Killin It

The key to Gacha items is very important, in the sense that it can really have you longing for something that you may not take into consideration, much like the vendor ad being included with notices etc. It can really sell a product, and when looking over the key to the YS&YS release at this current round of Gacha Garden I fell for the Fear skin. So cool, and so deadly.

Then when navigating the event, I came across these killer axes and that was it, blog post on! I knew instantly what I wanted to wear, instantly what hair I bought a few months ago that has a texture change hud for the wording on the beanie. I knew that the trip I took to Azoury to check out these insanely cool pointe shoes for the Slink Pointe feet were just perfection.

It all came together in minutes and I could see exactly what I wanted to shoot it in, which of course meant Whimsy logged in just in time, rezzed out exactly what I envisioned and logged on her male avatar she uses for blog posts. or at least plans to. A quick click of the camera, and the scene alluding to either I am sneaking up on him, or he has busted me, it is however you take it on. My trip to the darkside came together like a dream, thank you awesome creators of awesome things.

 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

serene sanctuary – Koi House – 8f8 Gacha item

Location –

Poses by –

Oracul

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Evanescence 12 Fear – Skin applier Lelutka – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 122 – Flair

Evanescence 13 Lipstick applier Lelutka RARE – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden

Hair:

Levinna V2 – Lovey Dovey

Clothes:

Skully Bunny (appliers) – Epic @ Suicide Dollz

Shoes :

Agrippina Ballet Shoes – SLink Pointe Feet”Blood” [Night Core]- AZOURY

Accessories :

Chain Axe 12 – Nerox @ Gacha Garden


Rub a Dub

Rub a Dub

I rezzed this stunning outdoor bathtub and screens with bamboo planters by Cheeky Pea and it was instant fascination. It is all scripted with running water, and steam rising from the tub, the one thing that confused me for a moment was that there was no visible water… then we realised that you had to be in the tub for it to have water. Insert Whimsy and the power of Derender (right click choose derender and then temporary, you can see them again if you tp away and back again, or next time you log in, very handy for events, or just when taking photos and people are around)  and I have my full tub without personal immersion.

This all leads to a very tropical inspired look with the help of Fishy Strawberry and Glam Affair. This dress is so sexy, the style hugs the hips and barely covers the bottom, very sexy leaving the area for those watching. The beautiful hair accessories in this floral arrangement by Glam Affair is a stunner, and finishes off the look perfectly. I always love grabbing hair accessories when as beautiful as these, it gives you so much range with any style, and can really add to a look, and bring a theme together.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Weathered Okugai Supa – Cheeky Pea @ N21

Boho Glamping Lights – Cheeky Pea

Light Mossy Standing Stone – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

Location –

Poses by –

Oracul

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Evanescence  for Lelutka  – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS & YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Moles/Beauty marks appliers – League 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 30 – Flair

Hair:

Cassis – Exxess

Clothes:

Yvonne Kimono Dress (Slink Hourglass) – Fishy Strawberry

 

Accessories :

Cristina Headpiece 2 – Glam Affair @ Uber


Free at last

Free at Last

Not that I really go with the seasons that much, having the complete opposite and all that, but there is a definite shift this time of year when clothing lightens up a lot, and you can feel less constricted by your layers.

This beautiful boho dress was a recent-ish release by Valentina.E. it is the Bronwyn dress and it came in two fabric styles in different colours, and with my past comments on more colour in her rotation, she sneakily still stuck to her small release numbers, but threw all the colours into each combination…she is crafty.

This colour combination, and the print itself has me feeling very Mermaid on land, and the feeling of being free of the confines of the tail and stuff, you know Ariel and Daryl a girl has to get her land legs sometimes you know. The style, the colours it all works beautifully, and that Slink Physique Original and Hourglass are covered makes me happy, seeing as this is my HG week or longer.

I had to do a little shape shifting to make room for this beautiful turquoise Jewellery by Zaara, the necklace, earrings and bracelet are all just divine, and I always want her to release more. I wonder if we all yell really loud if that could happen sooner. Just yell towards her not at her :).

WE LOVE YOUR JEWELLERY ZAARA MAKE US MOOOOOOORRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE! something like that.

I am still wearing the beautiful YS&YS skin from yesterday, and added the mole/beauty marks from League for a little uniqueness.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Tulips – Heart 

Location –

Poses by –

Some Day – Nantra

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Evanescence  for Lelutka  – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS & YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Moles/Beauty marks appliers – League 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 30 – Flair

Hair:

Cafe – Exxess

Clothes:

Bronwyn Crochet (hourglass) – Valentina.E.

Accessories :

Atiriya Set Turquoise – Zaara


More Anklets Please

More Anklets Please

I was travelling all over, trying to find what I had decided I needed to wear with this dress. I was really feeling a knee high boot, but that did not pan out the way I was hoping. I decided to give up the chase, search by creator of a brand I had not worn in a while, and voila, the perfect shoe, the exact colour in a gradient that matched the dress to perfection. I love my inventory…I also love Whimsy’s as today I found out that I had completely missed an item release that I saw on Flickr and as we usually get the same of everything, sure enough she had it rezzed for me in seconds.

The set is the Easton set by Cheeky Pea. I think I was having a moment that week or something, but all is never lost. The style and elegance of the set is marvellous, and the colours with a little tinting help, came up perfectly for my look. That and some peices from some older CP sets brought the whole look inside this great build by Glam Affair together. The wall art is so cool, if you click the letters you can choose initials for you and yours…such a nice detail to add.

I am doing a week or so of Hour Glass posts this week, as many as I can get done, and this dress by Tetra is perfect for it, as it shows off what makes Physique Hourglass by Slink the perfect naming choice. The two colour option of the dress giving it that nice corseted waist is delightful. You get both options included, and if you fatpack it is a nice range of colour choices.

I had to do a check to see if I had worn this in a post already, realising no it was Whimsy stealing it out from under me that made me know I had been in it in the past, then I ask her what colours she did and she told me White with black, which was of course WRONG she did black. She wanted to lay claim to all the colours, she is naughty that way. Things do get missed on rotation due to seeing each other in the same items for a day or two, you tend to have it so ingrained in your memory that you are convinced you did it yourself.

I also decided today that there needs to be more anklets in SL , with feet being such a sensation we need more attention brought to them. They would also make fantastic gatcha items – just saying. So all jewellery makers and even footwear makers, get on that, because even a simple classic shoe like this one, can be levelled up with the addition of a nice anklet, either delicate or chunky like this one I have on.

The skin I am wearing is a new release by YS&YS that is at The Gatcha Garden. I also have make up layers on, but the overall skin is lovely, you get two brow options and dedication to David Bowie look, so very cool.

The beautiful hair I have on is by Exxess, and is Sucre, so so sweet, love the tucked behind the ear look of it, so that you do get to see clothing very well, also great for make up, jewellery and the what not.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Tomoto – Skybox ( concrete ) RARE – Glam Affair

Easton Love Letter Board, Easton Sofa, Easton Rug, Easton Coffee Table, Hamilton Hutch, Boho Glamping Lights – Cheeky Pea

Location –

Poses by –

Oracul

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Evanescence  for Lelutka  – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS & YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Noble Lipsticks (appliers) – Izzie’s

Smokey shadow – Glam Affair (Part of skin appliers)

Hair:

Sucre – eXxesS 

Clothes:

Metallic Bandage Dress – Tetra

Shoes :

STILETTO “Gradient” (Slink High) – N-Core 

Accessories :

Ankle Chain (Slink High) – Ecco 


More beer more beer more beer

Hops 1

Hops 2

I am not a Beer drinker,  I kind of let down the Aussie side in that regard…but that does not mean I have not been to enough parties with a keg, nor does it mean I cannot pour a perfect beer from one. That all being said, this industrial Gacha set by YS&YS is superb. It has a collection of incredibly detailed pieces for decorating your inside loft style apartment, or the outside, such as was the case with this garden area, making the perfect oasis away from the bustling city.

This week Anzac Day started it off, and many many a beer would have been had. It is actually an incredible day to not only remember the fallen but celebrate those that came back, that went on to build the foundations of families and to help Australia grow. It is the only legal day to play 2-up, a gambling game that brings the whole location of play together into a roaring of chanting and bellows. It brings people out and into social settings that they may only do once a year, and it is very cool.

For some it is a day off shortening the week, and giving them a three day weekend to relax and unwind, and just be. I kind of like the just being more these days, and while I do not drink beer, I was always the kind that made sure to have some available in case company came calling.

The plants, and rocks and art in this setting make it all come alive, it is tranquil and beautiful and a lovely space. Everyone should have one, and with Mesh making prim limitations a lesser evil you can. All the planty stuff, art and rocks are at this round of Collabor88 so get them while all in the one location, much less tiring than tping all over the grid.

The art is so perfect, it is by Nylon Outfitters creator Nylon Pinkney. I have her art in my RL home in the form of bedlinen and tote bags, and I love it, I also love telling people about it, because it shows how because of Second Life, my Real Life is substantially more beautiful. If you are ever on the hunt for a gift for someone, you should look her up on Society 6 and consider the options, or for yourself as I did, because who could not. Also they do a lot of promotions on that site and often free shipping worldwide is one of them, so if far away like me, hold out for that kind of offer if need be.

Relaxing with the great overalls with built in tank by SPIRIT got me well into that mood. These are great, and just very natural looking. Which is only heightened by the stunner hair by Wasabi Pills, seriously this style is AWESOME! Must have style for all for sure, and the blonde in it just loving that. It is at this months Hairology.

Still staying with the blonde, but had to change up my brows, I do like darker brows on blondes, so with the options available with the Glam Affair skin appliers it gives me that freedom. This is the Ever skin applier from an earlier release of LeLutka appliers, and I love them all across all the head options, as it does not matter which head you wear with which applier.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Industrial Set – YS & YS @ Gacha Guardians

Potted Cactus Opuntia, Herisson with green, Superlong potted cactus B w/stand – Soy @ Collabor88

Dark Mossy Standing Stone – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

Succulent Art – The Diva – Nylon Outfitters  @ Collabor88

Location –

Poses by –

Clothing Haul Pose set – Winx & Flair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Ever Skin Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

Reva – Wasabi Pills @ Hairology

Clothes:

Yola Denim Overalls – SPIRIT

Accessories :

Spring Midi Rings – Izzie’s @ Uber


Slink West Afternoon Rendezvous

Slink West Afternoon Rendezvous

I went to an event some months ago, and fell over myself trying to get to this amazing ensemble by Mimikri. I tend to get very excited at Mimikri releases as she has a style worth bottling. Whimsy and I go there at least a few times a year for an overall top up to our collections, and ooh and ahh in amazement at things that we missed over the past months.

Mimikri is our Dynasty store, our high end fashion house, with that touch of European wow factor that makes you look stylish and classy. It is a store that you would not even give a second thought to running to if having to go to some important event, a wedding a christening (do those happen in SL ? with all the little kiddies running around, if not that is some kind of enterprise right there ‘You’re Welcome’) whatever the need Mimikri would have you looking dressed to the nines and then some.

I love this outfit, it is so playful and yet again perfect for a daytime rendezvous. I decided that I would take a scenic stroll on my bicycle over to the lovely Slink West (ok not really my bike, one of the neat vignette areas over at the sim that are perfect for taking pictures by) and do some shopping, before my late afternoon plans. Very reminiscent of seeing someone in a Ball-gown tp into a hair store for that last minute dash for an updo – I miss those days.

The pieces are sold separately top and bottom, but the fab part is the bra section, it is actually only built to allude to being a bra there, way to save vertices Mimikri ♥ so if like me you purchased an assortment of colours, you can mix and match the bra piece with other colours of the cardigan. Truly a feminine outfit, and the adorable wedges by Breathe with the bows at the front and delicate ankle strap, bring the whole look together perfectly.

The bag I am carrying is by Reign and is at the Epiphany event, I was delighted to see that each tote bag type had a hud for three different images/words combinations, so you get a great selection to choose from. I do wish more totes of this kind were available, as totes seems to bring up more leathery oversized handbags now, rather than a shopping carry all kind of easy bag. So thank you Reign for a job well done.

I hope you have a perfectly lovely day, and if you have not been over to Slink West lately, take a spin, the stores are lovely and the sim itself is just a delight to spend time at.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

Clothing Haul Pose set – Winx & Flair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Aria Skin Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

Water Me – Lamb @ N21

Clothes:

Kelly Cropped Cardigan, Bra & Shorts – Mimikri

Shoes :

Felicity Wedges – Breathe

Accessories :

Spring Midi Rings – Izzie’s @ Uber

Summer Lovin Tote – Reign @ Epiphany

One way or another

One way or another

I decided to make a change today, turning off the red for a bit of blonde. I wonder if I can stick to it as long as I did the red, that was almost 5 months straight. So to commemorate the blondie-ness an homage to the great Debbie Harry, with this pic that definitely had me feeling the One way or another song. I could definitely see this being a look she would go for now. She was so our Pop Princess down here at the time. As I often have to recalculate my brain to understand that the US did not get the same kind of UK influences as we did, especially music wise. We were definitely luckier for it, having both have such an impact on us over the years in that way.

This Slayer dress by Cynful is a sexy side breast creation, and comes with built in panties, that can be turned on or off, which is a great idea for mesh content, as often there is nothing up there, so sitting down becomes a very odd experience. Perfect colour combination with the Sakura shoes and harness attachment (that elongates the strappyness) by Empire.

I wanted to go all RAWR with this look, to get a proper look at the Petal Mesh Lashes by Izzie’s that I mentioned the other day, you get a proper close up this time, and a hint of the great ring sets she created for this round of Uber.

It was actually this hairstyle by Tableau Vivant that made me go, I need to be blonde…it is a sexy short style, and is something that even if not a short hair girl, you need to take a spin in, just for kicks.

I am using the fantastic lighting system from VR Foundry that you can buy as an installer pack for your VR Studio, or you could just use the projector lights on their own if you wanted to I guess. This is the Grid, which worked great with the Winxbox Stirred.

 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Studio Light Injection pack – VR Foundry @ Winx & Flair

Location –

Poses by –

Stirred WinxBox – Winx & Flair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Simone Skin Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

Aku – Tableau Vivant @ Shiny Shabby

Clothes:

Slayer Dress – Izzie’s @ The Liaison Collaborative 

Shoes :

Sakura Shoes/Sakura Harness – Empire @ Kawaii Project

Accessories :

Petal Mesh Lashes – Izzie’s @ The Liaison Collaborative 

Spring Midi Rings – Izzie’s @ Uber